Sincere Dennis’ moniker “The NewNYer,” is quite deceiving, simply because he’s been gallivanting the concrete jungle for some time now. Honestly, I forgot where we initially met (most likely at a music event or BAPE) but what I do recollect is his warm, welcoming energy and uncanny resemblance to Kid Cudi back in 2007.
Sin is an underground New York legend who’s captured the pulse of the city for nearly a decade. Ask any Downtown cool kid and they’ll most likely share a humorous story about bumping shoulders or chugging an ice cold can of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer at a Lower East Side pub with the forever-grinning photographer. Although he may seem like a party animal, Sincere strategically camouflages himself in festive environments, which in turn causes his subjects to feel at ease in front of the camera.
The Bronx-born stereoscopic shooter’s career is brighter than ever as he is now an official member of ASAP Rocky’s AWGE creative agency. I recently sat down with Dennis to discuss his everlasting relationship with NYC, affiliation with the mob, creative endeavors and carefree lifestyle.
Check out the condensed transcript of our two hours long conversation below.
FRENDY: What’s going on bro, How are you feeling today?
SINCERE: Today is a good day. I feel energetic, but out of it at the same time.
FRENDY: You just came from the gym right?
SINCERE: Yeah, a little work out. Not too long, I’m only in there for about 30-45 minutes. I don’t need to be in there sweating my ass off.
FRENDY: I got you. So new year, new you?
SINCERE: Same me, just better health *Laughs*. More healthy shit—no more Backwoods. I got to chill on Backwoods. That shit takes a toll on you, it makes me feel fatigued. I’ll stick to oils and extracts. You know, keep it easy.
FRENDY: Man, you don’t know how much you remind me of Cudi. This is actually the very first time we’re having a full blown conversation, and to my surprise, I see you even sound like him *Laughs*. How often do you hear this from people?
SINCERE: Not so often these days, but people are still saying it. Like Ferg would see me and be like: “yo, that’s Kid Budi right there,” a whole other nickname, and I’m just like “you’re crazy, bro” *Laughs*. I started hearing the comparisons around 2007-2008 when I first came Downtown. That’s how people knew me, the dude that looked like Kid Cudi.